Howard the Christmas Flamingo’s Guide to the Holidays

Now that everyone is done digesting their Thanksgiving dinner, it’s time to put up the Christmas tree and break out the wrapping paper. Now store bought cookies and decorations are all well and good but sometimes it takes a homemade tough to make the season really bright. The Frankfort Library is the place to go for seasonal craft guides and recipe books. Also, in December, we will be having holiday events for all ages!

Books

Christmas: 25 Projects to Make from Short Lengths of Fabric

Jemima Schlee

745.5941 SCH (NEW)

“If you’re a crafter, then you love Christmas for the endless inspiration it offers every year. In Fat Quarter: Christmas, popular craft author Jemima Schlee presents 25 projects for you to make quickly and easily from fat quarters or fabric scraps in your stash bin. Whether you are looking to add a last-minute touch to your gifts or want to deck out your home in handmade flair, you’ll love these cheery, whimsical projects, including hanging hearts, Christmas tree bunting, fairy light shades, gift bags, card ribbons, snowflake garland, napkin rings, mantle edging, and so much more.”

A Swedish Christmas: Simple Scandinavian Crafts, Recipes, and Decorations

Caroline Wendt, Pernilla Wastberg, and Eileen Laurie

745.5941 WEN

“In this beautiful festive craft book, Caroline Wendt and Pernilla Wästberg present a wealth of recipes, decorations and gifts to add a little Scandinavian magic to any Christmas! Bake tasty festive treats, from savory breadsticks to delicious gingerbread men. Add Scandinavian flair to your home with cushions, wreaths and crocheted Santas. Decorate a Christmas tree the Swedish way, with frozen angels, knitted baubles and icing snowflakes. And share the festive cheer with perfect gifts like cookie jars and cute caramel crackers. A Swedish Christmas is packed with wonderful festive projects using all kinds of materials and techniques. Each project comes with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photographs.”

Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories from my Favorite Holiday

Paula Deen

641.8 DEE

“Filled with Paula’s trademark Southern charm, Christmas with Paula Deen is a collection of beloved holiday recipes and cherished stories. “I’ve gone through all my books and put together this collection of my most treasured recipes and memories for the holiday season to share with you…You’ll find a few new dishes, a sprinkling of new holiday stories, and some family pictures you might not have seen before.” There’s no holiday Paula Deen loves better than Christmas, when she opens her home to family and friends, and traditions old and new make the days merry and bright. Filled with Paula’s trademark Southern charm and happy reminiscences of Yuletide seasons past, Christmas with Paula Deen is a collection of beloved holiday recipes and stories interspersed with cherished family photographs.”

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Christmas Crafts, Recipes, Activities

Brandy Shay

793.22 SHA

“Put on your ugly holiday sweater and get ready to PARTY! Whether you’re planning your own wacky celebration or contributing to someone else’s festive affair, here are the most deliciously ugly (in a good way!) ideas for making Christmas merry. Dress up in a crazy Poinsettia Poncho. Serve easy-to-prepare eats and drinks like Strawberry Santa Hats and Jingle Bells Sangria. Play a game of Candy Cane Pickup. You’re ready to go: just set the date!”

Handcrafted Christmas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Cookie Recipes to Make at Home

Susan Waggoner

“Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look.”

Activities

Sunday, December 3rd

Christmas Ornament Class

2 PM, 3:30 PM

Make 3 different ornaments for your tree and the Children’s Department tree.

For those children ages 3-12. Children ages 3-5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Class meets in room 204. Waitlist available.

Monday, December 4th

Christmas Story Hour

10 AM, 1 PM, 6 PM

An hour Christmas theme program for children 3 years old through Kindergarten.  Make a reindeer necklace, hear Christmas stories, and decorate a reindeer cookie for snack.

Registration is encouraged.

Wednesday, December 6th

DIY Ornaments

4 PM

Need a new bulb for the tree this year?  Stop by and make one!  We will be having a variety of ways to create a one of a kind bulb.  Hope you can stop by!  This is a come and go activity for students in grades 6 -12. 

No Registration Required

Saturday, December 9th

Snowflakes

10 AM

The children will be making snowflakes on canvas with tape, and acrylic paint.

Waiting List Available

Adult Art Winter Project

1 PM

With just basic supplies, you can makes winter wonderland candle jars that look amazing when illuminated at night. No one else will have exactly the same piece… even if they follow the exact same instructions.

To help with the cost of supplies, this class is $10 per person.

Registration is encouraged

It’s a Wonderful Life

1 PM

Watch this holiday classic free in the library theatre.

No Registration Required

Wednesday, December 13th

Picture Frame Decorating

4 PM

Last minute gift idea?  How about a frame decorated by you!   Hope you can stop by!  This is a come and go activity for students in grades 6 -12.

No Registration Required

Monday, December 18th

1 PM

Watch White Christmas free in Harry’s Coffee Bar.

No Registration Required

Wednesday, December 20th

Cookie Baking and Decorating

4 PM

Is your favorite part of the season the treats?!  It is one of my favorites!  Stop by the art room to help us bake and decorate Christmas or Holiday cookies.  You can make them to share, or eat for yourself.  This is a come and go activity for students in grades 6 -12, but the baking will be at the beginning, so do show up at 4 if you want to participate in that. 

Christmas School Age Make It-Take It

5 PM

Christmas Crafts, Music, and Snacks. For ages k through K.

Registration is Encouraged

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